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At UC Riverside you won’t just take classes—you’ll take action. Powered by a great education, world-leading research, and knowledge-driven impact, our students are transforming the nation and the world. Because at UCR, we are a tapestry of trailblazers—from first generation students to globally recognized researchers—bringing together fluency of thinking that accelerates bold solutions and transforms lives.

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Celebrating UCR’s Class of 2024
Rewind four years ago when most of this graduating class of collegians were seniors in high school and you’ll be reminded of bittersweet Zoom commencement ceremonies where graduates huddled around a screen to not get their diplomas or shake hands with their principals or hug their classmates.
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How sharks survived a major spike in Earth’s temperature
The sharks we know today as the open ocean’s top predators evolved from stubby bottom dwellers during a dramatic episode of global warming millions of years ago.
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Enjoy the breathtaking views as you explore our Givaudan Citrus Collection with more than 1,000 citrus varieties and R’Garden, UCR’s community garden.

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Learn How Affordable a UCR Degree Can Be

Grants, scholarships, loans, and work study are offered to UC Riverside students, who receive some of the most generous financial aid packages in the nation. Business Insider ranked UCR No. 2 in the country for financial aid.

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Explore more than 80 undergraduate degree programs at UC Riverside. If you want to go far, come here.

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Your journey starts here, transfer to UC Riverside. UCR is the right place to help you achieve your goals.

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Each year, international students from more than 65 countries choose UC Riverside.
 

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At UCR, our strength lies in our diversity. You'll be joining a community of faculty and students from over 80 countries and countless cultural identities to exchange knowledge, build social mobility, and shape future leaders.

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